Hit-and-run motorcyclist who killed pedestrian nabbed at Penang Hospital


GEORGE TOWN: A hit-and-run motorcyclist, who was caught on camera crashing into a pedestrian and killing her yesterday, has been caught.

Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalatrash Wahid, said the man was caught while seeking treatment at the Penang Hospital early this morning.

Mior said the motorcyclist, too, was apparently injured in the incident.

"He has been taken to the northeast district police headquarters for questioning," he said.

He said more details will be released later.

Foo Swee Wah, 58, was violently knocked down by a speeding motorcyclist while she was traversing Jalan Burma’s zebra crossing here, at 1.20pm yesterday.

She died at 8.45pm while being treated at the Penang Hospital.

The case is investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

A 12-second video clip released by police, which has gone viral, shows Foo walking along the zebra crossing.

Three seconds later, the speeding motorcyclist slams into her, dropping a motorcycle helmet in the process, but without stopping.

Foo is flung several feet by the impact and falls to the ground, immobile.

She was immediately rushed to the Penang Hospital for treatment.